North Asia combines modern and ancient sites, famous icons and hidden gems to bring travellers experiences that are simply extraordinary.
China is now the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world, and with good reason. Its vast size brings extremes, from mountains, to rivers, remote villages, ultra-modern cities and everything in between. Culturally it is diverse as it is large.
Our global company has operational offices on the ground in China, which means you have local experts on hand to design the best itinerary for your brand, navigate permits, organise private or public transport and advise you on the most appropriate accommodation options. They can create itineraries that take in the iconic sites such as trekking the Great Wall, exploring the Forbidden City or wandering Shanghai’s neon streets. They can also include other lesser known highlights that your clients will remember long after they’ve left. They could sleep in a unique Hakka village roundhouse, trek the dramatic rice terraces of Longji or diving in to a Yuannese feast after exploring Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Japan is another country of contrast. Well known for its bright-lights and Hello Kitty vending machines, it’s also a land of picture perfect landscapes and peaceful temples. Our local team can create an itinerary that suits just about any interest your clients may have. For those looking for cultural immersion there is sumo wrestling, overnight stays in Buddhist monasteries or a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park. For the food lovers there are meetings with Soba masters, home-cooked meals in Edo-era Takayama, and visits to sake breweries or markets. For the outdoor lovers there is the chance to explore villages and cities at ground level on a cycling tour, a visit to Mt Fuji or a journey to the winter wonderland of Sapporo’s Snow Festival.
The choice of activities in North Asia are almost endless. We will work closely with you to develop a unique, branded itinerary that captures your style of travel – whether it’s food-focused or culturally-rich; and deliver it with sustainable, responsible and extraordinary experiences.
Your travellers can explore a different side of Japan, hiking through the lush, sub-tropical islands off the southwest coast. They’ll visit the World Heritage listed Yakushima, with its ancient cedar trees and swim at one of the island’s beaches. They may even see turtles laying their eggs at night.
After soaking up Kyoto’s many World Heritage sites your clients will travel into the countryside to visit a local tea farm and learn about the ceremonial importance of tea. They’ll be able to explore the stunning grounds of the farm and then take part in their own tea ceremony.
Give your clients a Great Wall of China experience like no other. They’ll trek to a lesser-known part of the wall, away from the tourist crowds. They’ll spend the night near the wall, by the water, waking to incredible views of the wall and the expansive sky, all to themselves.
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